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EL ABD Pastry: "Ice Cream and Sweets" El Abd Pastry Tip by June.b

El Abd Pastry, Cairo: 1 reviews and 5 photos

I jostled my way into the cashier and again on the ice cream window just to get 3 small cups of ice cream. It may not be that too crowded all the time, maybe because it was the eid season, so the crowd at the ice cream counter (street side) at the EL ABD is crazy -

We’re staying on the 4th floor of the adjacent building so the view of the chaotic street including the ELABD bakery and ice cream down below is the main spectacle on our balcony every single evening for the whole week – and we enjoyed it very much – along with the muskies who feasted on us while we’re feasting on a huge ice cream dinner.

Everytime we come back from a tiring full day tour around the city, we would always end up buying ice cream (and sweets) down below before taking our hundred or so year-old elevator up to our rooms. It’s refreshing, yummy, and we normally call it “dirty ice cream” – oh no, not that it’s dirty but it’s not one of those creamier, chocolatier, heavenly smoother western brands that foreign tourists got accustomed to. EL ABD ice cream is your ordinary locally blended street ice cream --- and it’s deliciousss. People are cramming each other for it esp. at night. (see pics)

The bakery offers a lot of local sweets, cakes, breads and nuts. I bought baklava several times with either the almonds or pistachio, and they’re yum, experimenting putting the baklava onto the ice cream ---- double yum!.

And they aren’t expensive, a small box of pistachio baklava costs only US$3 and 50 cents! Small ice cream cup at 0.50 cents or EGP3.

You have to pay first at the cashier inside the bakery who will give you a receipt and present that at the ice cream counter outside to get your icecream, so if you’re an ice cream slob (oooops sorry), better pay for several cups or you’ll regret going back again to the cashier counter that get crowded too.

Located at the corner of 26July Street and Sherief Basha, and they have several branch all over Cairo.

Favorite Dish: Ice cream and sweets.

Address: 26 July Street cor. Sherief Basha Street
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Near Abd El-Hameed Saeed
Phone: +20 2 23924407
Rating: 4
Theme: Bakery

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 19, 2011
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